I had the chance to create some illustrations for the amazing project "Insider Art".
During the 2020 Covid-19 crisis, the comics community saw our beloved retailers struggling to keep their shops going. From "shelter-in-place" orders to economic uncertainty, business owners were left without much support. Not only has the pandemic negatively impacted their livelihood, but it's compromised what all of us need these days: a safe space.
For many, comic book stores are a place of acceptance, joy, and discovery. This is particularly important for people of marginalized genders who might not have access to other inclusive places with like-minded individuals, which means it's specifically important to provide assistance to comic book stores owned, operated, and staffed by women and people of marginalized genders.
That's where INSIDER ART came in. Developed by Shelly Bond, INSIDER ART assembled 150 women and non-binary comics creators from around the world. This 270-page digital anthology raised over $5K on Gumroad, with all of the proceeds benefiting 28 retailers who reached out for support. And now with your help, we want to bring a softcover version of the book to everyone.
150 female & non-binary creators came together during a global pandemic to represent the greatest artform. The money will help the Believe it!